The Ashes: No Hobart hopes despite twin hundreds in Sydney Test, says Australia's Usman Khawaja

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The Ashes: No Hobart hopes despite twin hundreds in Sydney Test, says Australia's Usman KhawajaUsman Khawaja hit twin hundreds on his comeback to the Australian Test side in Sydney (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSUsman Khawaja hit 101 in the second innings to follow up his first-innings 137Khawaja joined an elite list of batters with twin hundreds in an Ashes TestKhawaja returned to the Test side for the first time since 2019 after Travis Head tested Covid positive

Australia batter Usman Khawaja reiterated that he is not hopeful of finding a spot in the playing XI for the 5th Ashes Test despite shining on his comeback Test with twin hundreds in the Sydney Cricket Ground in the ongoing 4th Test against England.

35-year-old Usman Khawaja, who had last played Test cricket in the 2019 Ashes, got an opportunity to play the 4th Test in Sydney after middle-order batter Travis Head tested positive for Covid-19 in the days leading up to the Test match. Khawaja has grabbed the opportunity with both hands, hitting 137 in the first innings and following it up with 101 not out in the second innings of the Sydney Test as Australia closed in on their 4th successive victory in the Ashes Test.

Khawaja's dream comeback has posed a selection headache for Australia as Head will be available for selection for the 5th Test. The veteran batter, who had said on Wednesday that he is living the Australian dream but is not hopeful of getting picked for the 5th Test, maintained his stance.

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"At the moment I'm not really expecting to play the next test match, but I'll always be ready for whatever happens," Khawaja said on Saturday.

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